|Re: NPR Story||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy (BAXTER%EPIHUBVX.CIS.UMN.EDU)|
|Date: Wed, 16 Nov 94 17:21 CST|
Stuart Staniford-Chen <stanifor [at] cs.ucdavis.edu> wrote: (Nov 16) <There doesn't seem to have been any discussion on here of Sunday's NPR piece about cohousing. A lot of us at N St sat around in our Common House and listened to a tape of it and we pretty much liked it. I thought it did a really good job of showing the benefits of living in cohousing, while not slurring over the difficulties. > ====================================================================== I agree. The one thing I would have changed - they quoted something like, the downside is that when you come home tired, you may not want to deal with a common meal, or a meeting. I wish they had said that at least for the meal, you don't *have* to eat with everyone. I feel we need to emphasize the balance between privacy and community - I find that if I don't go to dinner or have a committee meeting, I feel quite private, and will not see some of my neighbors for days or weeks (and we are in apartments in the same building!) I can choose that when I need it. It sure sounded familiar, though. and I wish it had been on during the week. By the way, Stuart, I thought your cohousing-L write-up was excellent - one of these days I'll get around to printing it out. Judy Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, (MoCoCo) Twin Cities Area, Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota e-mail: baxter [at] epivax.epi.umn.edu
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